KBE Project Wins CMAA Award 

Seabury Active Life Community

Farmington, CT – The Seabury Active Life Community expansion and renovation project earned the 2018 Project Achievement Award for Best Building Project over $25 Million by the Connecticut Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA).

The project team was honored at an awards reception on Nov. 15 at The Hartford Club. KBE Building Corporation was construction manager at risk for the expansion and renovation project.

(l-r) K. Turner, Renee Bernasconi-Seabury, A. Moore, M. Oakes

The project included construction of 68 new independent living apartments in a three-story structure with one level of underground parking providing 72 spaces, a new fitness and aerobics center, nine meeting rooms, support and storage areas, prefunction area with an outdoor courtyard, and a new chapel providing approximately 225 seats.

Renovations to the existing healthcare facility included reconfiguring nine skilled nursing units and 14 assisted living units into new kitchens, dining rooms, and activity areas for each level of care. KBE constructed a new three-story addition to the healthcare center with 21 private skilled nursing units, 14 assisted living units, as well as new offices and therapy suite spaces. Sustainable design features include geothermal and solar energy components.

“The entire team worked hard together to ensure that the Seabury community project was a success,” stated Mike Kolakowski, KBE Building Corporation President and CEO. “We are extremely proud of the finished product, which offers improved and expanded services to its many residents.”

CMAA’s mission is to promote the profession of construction management and the use of qualified construction managers on projects and programs. The organizations vision is that all owners will realize project and program success by using professionally qualified construction managers. CMAA represents more than 16,000 members including federal/state/local government and private sector owners, construction consultants, technology suppliers, academia, and legal organizations all with a common goal: to improve our nation’s infrastructure.